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Letters

  • Best of luck, Class of 2015

    The Perry County Community Foundation wishes to congratulate all graduating seniors and their families as they begin this new journey in life.

    PCCF is pleased to announce that due to the generosity of donors who created scholarship funds for Perry County graduates, we were able to award 34 scholarships in the total amount of $37,850.

  • Enjoy fireworks responsibly this holiday

    While the fireworks-related injury numbers are down approximately 9 percent and use of consumer fireworks is up by more than 59 percent over the last 20 years, it is still vital that consumers use the upmost caution with the products.

    Consumer fireworks are truly safer today than ever before, and today’s smarter buying public uses the products carefully and with good common sense resulting in more use of consumer fireworks and fewer injuries.

    The cardinal safety rule is to use common sense. Some of the primary fireworks safety tips include:

  • Annual Colors of Hope 5K run was a success

    The Colors of Hope 5K was held Saturday, May 30. Perfect weather and an enthusiastic crowd of runners and walkers helped create a very successful family-fun event hosted by New Directions Health & Fitness Club.

    We’d like to thank Teri James and Relay For Life for once again partnering with us. Along with her support and the support of others, we were able to make a sizeable donation to the American Cancer Society once again this year.

  • Pope’s encyclical encourages stewardship

    Last week, Pope Francis, in a sweeping papal encyclical, called for a political, economic and personal transformation aimed at confronting climate change and related environmental concerns.

    The much-anticipated encyclical, titled “Laudato si: On the Care of our Common Home,” is a strong call to stewardship of the environment and responsibility for our neighbors. It is a significant invitation to care for creation through swift action, not only to the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics, but to all people.

  • Developers given free land; tax abatements not needed

    This is to the mayor and city council. In regards to the development seeking tax relief for the housing project, they have already been given the lots. They don’t need any more. As a taxpayer for  more than 60 years, I say no. When they rent apartments or sell condos, will they get the money?

     

    LUTHER OOST

    Tell City

  • Thanks for supporting letter carriers’ ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ food drive

    On behalf of the National Association of Letter Carriers and the local food pantries of Perry County, we would like to thank the residents of Perry County for supporting the National Association of Letter Carriers “Stamp Out Hunger” Food Drive last month.

  • Nepal earthquake victims need help, prayers

    My heart goes out to the people of Nepal. With much sorrow, there is still God who loves everyone. We do not always understand why tragedies like this happen but as a believer in Jesus Christ there will always be the assurance that God is near and we are able to talk with him and have a relationship with the living God.

    Jesus promised the  “Spirit of truth” which abides in the hearts of Christians. As Christians we should love one another and show a true act of love toward all people on this earth.

  • City needs to enforce its noise ordinance

    Approximately 30 years ago, the common council in Tell City passed a noise ordinance, No. 544.

    As far as I know, it has never been enforced with any warnings or fines. Why?

    The ordinance covers motor vehicles, trucks, mufflers, “music” boom boxes, etc. Noise level limit can be measured on a distance of not less than 15 feet from the noise source. 

    When it can be heard more than half a mile away, I would say that’s a violation.

    Our streets were not intended for hot rodding, drag racing or excessive noise.

  • Thank you, food drive supporters

    To all letter carriers who collected food and other items for the food pantries, we extend a big thank you.

    Also to the people who were so kind as to donate food and other items for distribution to area food pantries, we are very thankful. All donations are given to the less fortunate families in our area. Thanks again to all who gave to this great project.

     

    MARLENE OSER

    Co-manager, Martin’s Cloak Food Pantry

  • Cannelton Elementary grateful for support

    As yet another busy school year comes to a close, we wanted to take the time to acknowledge the following businesses for their continued support and generosity to Cannelton Elementary staff and students.

    Thank you to Wall’s Drive-Inn, Dairy Queen, Iron Gate Pizza, Tom’s Circle ‘S’, Ponderosa, Tell City Cinemas, Wendy’s and Arby’s.